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    Blofeld to retire from Test Match Special

    Blofeld to retire from Test Match Special


    Test Match Special commentator Henry Blofeld announces he will retire in September after 45 years with the...

    Test Match Special commentator Henry Blofeld announces he will retire in September after 45 years with the programme.
    Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands

    Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands


    Qatar gets 10 days to meet a raft of tough conditions to end its isolation by its Gulf...

    Qatar gets 10 days to meet a raft of tough conditions to end its isolation by its Gulf neighbours.
    Hinkley Point deal 'risky and expensive'

    Hinkley Point deal 'risky and expensive'


    The case for a new £18bn nuclear power plant is "marginal", says the National Audit...

    The case for a new £18bn nuclear power plant is "marginal", says the National Audit Office.
    Glastonbury to open with minute's silence

    Glastonbury to open with minute's silence


    The moment of reflection precedes sets by Lorde and Radiohead, and an appearance by David...

    The moment of reflection precedes sets by Lorde and Radiohead, and an appearance by David Beckham.
    Super Mario fan makes augmented reality game

    Super Mario fan makes augmented reality game


    Abhishek Singh was testing out the Microsoft Hololens headset when he came up with the...

    Abhishek Singh was testing out the Microsoft Hololens headset when he came up with the idea.
    Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women

    Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women


    Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the...

    Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition.
    Watched chimps change their hunting habits

    Watched chimps change their hunting habits


    Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations...

    Wild chimpanzees have changed their hunting strategies in response to being watched and followed by scientists, observations suggest.
    Danger map reveals health threat zone

    Danger map reveals health threat zone


    South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers...

    South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.
    London fire: Inquest versus inquiry

    London fire: Inquest versus inquiry


    After the Grenfell tower block fire, there have been calls for both, so how do they...

    After the Grenfell tower block fire, there have been calls for both, so how do they differ?
    The small-town drag queen

    The small-town drag queen


    25-year-old Grant is boldly bringing drag to his small seaside town in Northern...

    25-year-old Grant is boldly bringing drag to his small seaside town in Northern Ireland.
    10 sports stars who became actors

    10 sports stars who became actors


    Eric Cantona, Lewis Hamilton and eight more sports figures who have tried their hand at film...

    Eric Cantona, Lewis Hamilton and eight more sports figures who have tried their hand at film roles.
    Meet the dancing girls of India's 'folk opera'

    Meet the dancing girls of India's 'folk opera'


    The story of performers who are saving a traditional theatre art form in the age of...

    The story of performers who are saving a traditional theatre art form in the age of smart-phones.
    Film exposes London's sex industry underworld

    Film exposes London's sex industry underworld


    How the suicide of a young Chinese woman working in prostitution inspired a film on hidden lives of...

    How the suicide of a young Chinese woman working in prostitution inspired a film on hidden lives of London.
    Brexit and the UK economy one year on

    Brexit and the UK economy one year on


    What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future...

    What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?
    Will we ever know what happened to Otto Warmbier?

    Will we ever know what happened to Otto Warmbier?


    The secret of how a healthy young American ended up in a coma in a North Korean jail may have gone with him to the...

    The secret of how a healthy young American ended up in a coma in a North Korean jail may have gone with him to the grave.
    England U21 3-0 Poland U21

    England U21 3-0 Poland U21


    England reach the semi-finals of a European Under-21 Championship for the first time since 2009 by comfortably beating 10-man...

    England reach the semi-finals of a European Under-21 Championship for the first time since 2009 by comfortably beating 10-man Poland.
    Toxic family feud as Germany mourns unifier Kohl

    Toxic family feud as Germany mourns unifier Kohl


    As Germany's political elite grieves unity chancellor Helmut Kohl, a private war divides his...

    As Germany's political elite grieves unity chancellor Helmut Kohl, a private war divides his family.
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